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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The trait that will keep Lipsha out of the army is:
2. When Albertine says she "would never know how heavy a ton was unless it fell on [her]" she suggests:
3. Henry shrieks when Albertine touches him because:
4. Albertine and Dot's initial conflict arises because:
5. Gerry accepts:
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The novel's title, Love Medicine, is also the title of one of the chapters within. Consider Erdrich's reasons for choosing the chapter title to represent the whole novel. In your essay, defend or reject Erdrich's choice for the novel using evidence from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Consider the motif of water in Erdrich's novel. Choose three stories in which the motif of water features prominently, then connect each of these to a theme you've identified in Erdrich's work. What is the theme you have identified, and how does the motif of water support, showcase, or develop the theme?
Essay Topic 3
Authors often use the last line of their text to offer thematic resolution. Choose the last line of any chapter and explain its significance in the resolution of a theme in your essay.
This section contains 315 words
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